Some Upcoming Opportunites

Posted on April 4, 2017 13:18 pm CDT

Medicine Store will be a part of a couple of neat upcoming opportunities that we want you to know about!


First, it's spring time which means it is time for some spring cleaning! Start cleaning out those medicine cabinets. On Saturday, April 29th from 10am-2pm, our pharmacy will be one of the six locations in Springfield taking part in the DEA Medication Take Back Event. Bring your unwanted, expired or unused medication by the pharmacy located at 1302 E. Sunshine in Springfield, Missour for safe and anonymous disposal. There will be demonstrations on how to properly throw away sharps/needles and also free resources for each recipient, while supplies last. 


The following Saturday, May 6th from 9am-2pm at the Fairground's E-Plex, Medicine Store will be taking part in the Fearless Aging Expo. The cost is only $1 per person but this fun event will offer free health screenings, entertainment, demonstrations, local aging experts, bingo, make-overs and free give-aways. Parking is free.


Make plans now to participate in both of these worthwhile events! Medicine Store loves helping people and being an active part of this great community!

"While attending pharmacy school, I knew that someday I wanted to open my own pharmacy. I envisioned a pharmacy where I could talk to people one-on-one. By listening and learning about their health concerns, I could use what I had learned to help them. I graduated from pharmacy school in 1978 and went to work for a chain store, then a hospital, then an independent pharmacy, all of which gave me valuable experience. But I still had the desire to open my own store.

In 1984, at age 30, my dream of owning my own pharmacy came true. With the help of a friend who was willing to take a chance on me and loan me the start-up money, The Medicine Shoppe opened its doors and filled its first prescription on July 9th, 1984. My goal was to serve my patients and customers to the best of my ability. Over the years, I have carefully built a staff that shares those same goals.

Even though our name has changed, 27 years later the entire staff of Medicine Store Pharmacy still has that same goal in mind. We are here to serve you.

Thank you to all of my loyal customers: past, present and future. "Jerry Popek, Owner, Medicine Store Pharmacy